AICOS is an applied research centre focusing on the co-design and development of solutions for improved standards in life, health and work. It does so by uniquely combining the perspectives of its three research groups in every challenge: Human-Centred Design, Intelligent Systems and Connected Things. By embracing a Living Lab approach, and backed by technical and scientific expertise, AICOS is able to deliver solutions which are co-created with endusers, bringing value to its customers.


Assisting older adults in maintaining healthy eating habits, managing allergies and food restrictions and managing groceries shopping.

Target group

Older adults without impairing chronic diseases.

Impact for citizen

The use of the nutrition smartphone applications running a recommendation system and integrated with online shopping allows people to make better food choices and to better manage their personal finances.

Impact for staff


Economic impact 

Anticipated business cases are smartphone applications integrated with the retailers’ ecosystem for customer support and loyalty, integration in stroke rehabilitation support as educational tool.

Cost of product

Not defined at the moment.

Life expectancy of product

No limit. Depends on software updates.

Other costs of acquisition and setup

Not defined at the moment.

Expected annual costs 

Not defined at the moment.

Special requirements

Smartphone running Android or iOS.

Is the product for personal use or can it be used by (how) many people?

Personal use.

Is the product intended for training purposes? 

Beyond the primary function, the product includes an educational component on healthy eating.

How much time is needed for the user or staff to get to know how to use of the product?

One hour.

Has the product been presented before at other exhibitions or venues?

Parts of it, yes. The newer version not yet.

Experiences from practice

So far, the greatest impact we have noticed was in the interconnection between meal recommendations and online shopping. Receiving groceries for the meal plan at home has had a strong impact of pilot users.

Cases stories

Past experiences